Who Sang Wild West End? Dire Straits

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Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Mark Knopfler
release date: 1978-6-2
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Pop Rock
length: 4:42
producer: Muff Winwood
membranophone: Pick Withers
lead vocals: Mark Knopfler
engineer: Rhett Davies
guitar: David Knopfler and Mark Knopfler
bass guitar: John Illsley
Stepping out to Angellucci's for my coffee beans
Checking out the movies and the magazines
Waitress she watches me crossing from the Barocco Bar
I'm getting a pickup for my steel guitar
I saw you walking out Shaftesbury Avenue
Excuse me for talking I want to marry you
This is the seventh heaven street to me
Don't be so proud

You're just another angel in the crowd
And I'm walking in he wild west end
Walking with your wild best friend
And my conductress on the number nineteen
She was a honey

Pink toenails and hands all dirty with money
Greasy hair easy smile
Made me feel nineteen for a while
And I went down to Chinatown
In the backroom it's a man's world
All the money go down

Duck inside the doorway gotta duck to eat
Right now feels alright now
You and me we can't beat
And a gogo dancing girl yes I saw her
The deejay he say here's Mandy for ya
I feel alright to see her

But she's paid to do that stuff
She's dancing high I move on by
The close ups can get rough
When you're walking in the wild west end.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Down to the Waterline
  • 2 Water of Love
  • 3 Setting Me Up
  • 4 Six Blade Knife
  • 5 Southbound Again
  • 6 Sultans of Swing
  • 7 In the Gallery
  • 8 Wild West End
  • 9 Lions

  • Album Information
    label: Vertigo
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin